...which leads to her asking Eli what the hell he was doing in the meeting. Eli ignores her and tries calling Salinsky, as he thinks he can get Powell to take $25 million. If you think that, Eli, maybe you should have...asked him? Because if you go back with $25 million and fail, you're going to look like an ass. More to the point, Taylor tells Eli that it's malpractice to shove a settlement down a client's throat like he's trying to do, and besides, they can win at trial. This forces Eli to tell Taylor the truth about his visions, saying that they guide him. He says he knows it sounds crazy, but he saw himself take his dad's ashes to India and he saw Jake McCann die, and now he's seen Silver Terrace get destroyed by an earthquake. Taylor, however, doesn't buy that the visions have any higher purpose or predictive value, and says he needs help. Eli walks off as Taylor wonders how she ever dated someone three feet shorter than she is.
Turk's wife is under direct examination, saying that there were infidelities on both sides of the marriage, including her affair with the third-base coach. There's a joke about waving people in there, but Elaine Benes made it with Keith Hernandez a decade ago, so I suppose I don't have to bother. At the next question, Jordan demands a sidebar, and notes that the prosecutor is trying to elicit information about conversations between Turk and his wife, conversations that are privileged under the law. The prosecutor, however, thinks that Mrs. Turk can speak to her husband's capacity for murder, and the judge agrees. Mrs. Turk tells the jury that Jason is a very jealous man, possessive and insecure. "He won't even permit me to have male friends." What's more, he was this way before he took steroids. Under cross, however, Mrs. Turk admits that Turk never raised a hand to her or was involved in any kind of violent incident. Bennett goes on to point out that she had affairs with other men, and they're still alive. "Maybe that's because you had those affairs before [Turk] started using steroids." Or maybe they just have better reflexes.
In court, Eli apologizes to a prickly Taylor for springing something or other on her, and Taylor bites out that she'd like to have approval over any further changes in strategy. Before they can get a room, however, they turn to see a smug and sassy Patti, who informs us that Powell subpoenaed her. She gives her patented Sassy Pursed Lips before flouncing away...
...and then Powell is questioning "Miss Delacroix." She tells him, in regard to her childhood in Silver Terrace, that no one had a lot, but the community shared what it had, led by the church. "That spirit is still there. You just have to look past the peeling paint." Eli objects, which seems ridiculous but forces Powell to point out that he's exploring the veracity of the city's determination that the neighborhood is a blight. Of course, it's also ridiculous that Eli and Taylor don't have witnesses of their own -- crime victims and others who can speak to Silver Terrace's negative image -- but this happens with every trial on this show, and it's getting hard to care. Eli asks Patti if she knows what the definition of "blighted" is under the law, and Patti objects to the question as condescending. I...just can't take her. She's so preposterous, I've seen better-behaved three-year-olds, and everyone indulges her for God only knows what reason. This goes on for a while, so thank God for Taylor standing up and taking control of the room. She asks Patti why, if Silver Terrace is so great, she moved away. Patti claims that she wanted to be closer to work, but "it is still my church home." Taylor asks, then, when it was she was last in Silver Terrace, and Patti, now that it doesn't behoove her childish sensibilities to be direct, dissembles, saying she doesn't remember. Taylor, however, isn't about to let this go, asking if Patti "remembers" getting carjacked just down the street from the church. Powell's mouth literally falls open here, and Rob Nagle, I love you, but the poker face needs some work. Patti is, thankfully and for once, dumbstruck, allowing Taylor to snark, "I guess without a car, you really did need a shorter commute." Taylor Weathersby: Woman of the Hour.